Writer & Photographer
Hello and thanks for visiting Lifehop. I’m Sue Talbot and this is a little about me…
From being a child, I’ve always had an affinity with the great outdoors and nature. I guess that’s where my passion for photography came from. But it wasn’t until several years ago that my hobby began to grow into something bigger. Through my Facebook page, it was evident that my followers really appreciated my photography. I hadn’t seen that coming!
Although I’ve always been a writer at heart, I didn’t start writing professionally until 10 years ago. It was then that I left my teaching job in performing arts and took my first full-time writing job in the travel industry. My imagination was sparked by Arctic trips and the Northern Lights and wandering through the forests of Finland. I couldn’t believe I was getting paid to write about such inspiring destinations.
Leap of Faith
In 2018, at the age of 45, I quit my job and took a leap of faith into the unknown to become a freelance writer. Most people who know me thought I was crazy, but something compelled me to take a chance.
Until March 2020, everything was going great. I couldn’t believe I was on the way to creating a perfect life for myself and my son. Then, along came COVID-19. The most frightening outbreak that turned the world upside down. Not only was it storming through every country causing thousands of deaths, but people around the globe were losing their jobs and livelihoods due to lockdown. I decided to make use of this time by creating something for the future, combining everything I love: photography, writing, travel, wellbeing and the Lake District – and so, Lake District Lovers and Lifehop were born.
I don’t want to run out of time doing what I love, so I’m making the most of life and squeezing every bit of goodness out of it. There’s no greater feeling than standing at the foot of a mountain or watching the sun set over the ocean and realising how insignificant I am in this vast, beautiful world. That’s what life is all about, to me anyway.